A Manual for Workflow Automation
This book by Patrick Russell is due out in early 2012. The holographic model illustrates the complexities of organizational process, and provides a vantage point from which to observe the wide ranging effects of process and to identify opportunities for improvement. The foundational methodologies introduced in The Tech Advisor, workflow and the human network, will be examined within a context that is both holistic and holographic. The origins of workflow and its rationale will be discussed, as well as its relationship to collaborative systems, rich data, the document-centric model, metadata, document/data organization, search and retrieval, and social media. This book is written for any business leader who wants to learn about one of the most simple, yet most powerful types of software that an organization can deploy — and for the project manager who wants to learn about the fine points of workflow automation.
A core concept in holography is that the whole is contained in any part, and that the view from any point is into a three-dimensional wholeness. Too often this holographic understanding of software systems is lost, and the true impacts and effects of system quality and completeness, or lack thereof, are not given the attention they deserve.